Marianne, )make sure you must keep close watch on yourself and see another doctor if you feel that the synthroid is contributing to your hair loss.
Another question is. Can Karen or anyone else that is taking Saw palmetto tell me what brand to take? There are so many brands and I don’t know which one give syou the right dosage. PLEASE HELP!
I went looking for Hair Loss books and read as much as I could and found out that taking Saw Palmetto worked just as well as Propecia and without any aftereffect. Hummm guess I’ll make sure! Generally, to say. I’ve beenI was taking it ever since and my hair loss has really slowed down. It does quite similar stuff and can be enhanced with a couple use of other herbs. Notice that sorry had to change my hair!
Summer I began eating 5000 biotin mcg at similar time… it helped for a few monthsmy nails are incrediblemy hair loss had been worsening for about a year and a half very ‘noticibly and’ I upped my biotin for fun to 1000o mcg.
Almost like I was growing out a little crew cut, My prob is that I recetly went through a very stressful month and wow the hair came running out of my head again, I am start over again this time with a higher quality saw palmetto and have added biotin, I will never have a beautiful head of long hair but truely it stops me from being bald. No help with my hair at this point but my nails are happy.
Gypsy I think you should consider seeing another hair transplant doctor to get a second opinion on your case. It also gives my thin hair more body so I can fluff it up somewhat. It is a big thing to get done, and most women aren’t candidates and can end up worse than they did before. I’d see several, as a matter of fact. My hair is thinner on the sides than the top. On p of this, shock possibility loss exists and you could end up losing even more hair. People often express surprise when I tell them I have very thin hair. Right now I bleach my hair so it is similar in lightness to my scalp and therefore doesn’t show the thinning so much. For instance, just be careful.
Saw palmetto was used by natives for centuries.
Why all the scare tactics? Think its an age thing now. Consequently, started using Nioxin hair care products. Did you hear about something like this before? They say don’t take it with ANYTHING else. Although, have actually started using it again because hair starting to thin again. Was also on estrogen for 25 years. Generally, the nioxon pretty much stopped the hair loss. It is an approved treatment in Europe. On p of that, ok methotrexate as immune suppression for 5 years as well as being on synthroid 88 mg. Anyways, the drug companies would rather have you spend a fortune on their hair loss products. Lost about half my hair. Did wonders for my hair. I tell anyone with hair loss to try it.
Joyce, I am curious to know if the Nioxin is helping this time around. It hasn’t slowed much further than my last report but I’m content at where it is staying at which is approximately 3040 hairs after showering. It is hi Marianne -Things beyond doubt is staying steady with my hair loss as far as the slowing down. Nioxin products that the ingredients changed when PG purchased the line and that the price also went up. To know for absolute sure the real count I’d have to use the hair catcher in the drain in the shower but I don’t feel up to that and don’t think it is necessary.
PCOS and I have found a n of information on Saw Palmetto for men.
Overall in 10 years I have lost probably 60% of my hair and it regrow a back very thin, dry and limp. My concern was that taking it might increase my hair growth in other places on the body, such as my face or arms. Within less than a week my hair responded, I now in the shower lose maybe 8 hairs and after that when I brush maybe 6 more. Now pay attention please. Has anyone had that problem?
Admin I am getting ready to hit my third month on synthroid, hair still falling out and getting thinner.
Keeping my fingers crossed it will stop or slow down one day. Generally, hope you get to stay on your dose of synthroid when you go back for labs since your loss has slowed down. Fact, dec 12 for more thyroid tests.
By the way my mum has thinned out hair she is nearly 72y. Redmond’s is an endocrinologist in New York. Notice that after reading his book I have a better understanding about hormones role in hair loss. Geoffrey Redmond’s book It’s your hormones and on p of that to visit his website. Usually. You should take this seriously. On p of that, any hair loss treatment takes a loooong time and lots of patience.
My finger nails are growing really strong and thick and my hair is thickening up and becoming stronger and healthier as well.
Saw Palmetto isn’twas notis not CAUSING the increased hair loss. It seems I’ve beenI’m losing it more for months. SP for a couple of days. Sometimes when you least expect it and have almost given up…. So, eureka!
You are sooooo right! She ld me I have FPB -what an ugly label! It’s a well there are many people that would trade placed in a heart beat just to have their health back or a lost loved one back, as hard as female hair loss is to deal. Were u low in iron at all? Hi Karen -Just wanted to ask a question about the saw pal. I am interested in trying natural options if they work. You see, are there any consequences?
It is true that when transitioning to a different dosage hair shedding can increase and it is suppose to return back to normal but I don’t think that is true if you are on o high of a dosage or your body is sensitive to the medication.
Acacia in it and lots of people should be allergic to that ingredient and have difficulties with it.
Need some information about saw palmetto. Can saw palmetto be added to my regimen of 3000mg of Biotin gether with a multi vitamin and multi mineral supplement? All other tests are normal. Eventually, noone understands and say but your hair is still thick. It’s a well understand just how you are feeling. Biotin isn’t helping I was taking it for a while now. With all that said. September, I have very thick hair and in the past 3 months have lost 1/3 of it.
Keep your ferritin up -low ferritin can cause hl mimicking androgenic alopecia.
It resolved in about 1 year without treatment. RN position and went back to college. Consequently, my Aloepecia started when I was 12 I had a large bald spot on my back head. Nevertheless, after 1/2 shedding years and bald spots, I realized this was not going to get better.
Known some trichologists recommend levels of 125+ for optimal liver function. I found out that hairloss will be caused by food allergies, it was negative. Watch your zinc too, when supplementing with iron. Derm for 1/2 years getting steroid creams, gels, and injections. My GYN tested my ferritin and Thyroid twice. Needs to be at 40 to stop sheds and 70+ for regrowth. This last time was different. Certainly. You should take it into account. Units and she said it would take 6 months to get back to normal. Ok, and now one of the most important parts. Rheumatologist to rule out Lupus.
Welcome to the site and thank you for sharing your hair loss treatment regimen that you’ve experienced success. I didn’t respond to it. He did make it clear that I could not get pregnant while on this drug since possible complications that could arise, my doctor had no problem prescribing it to me at age 22. Oftentimes it’s really no surprise since I also later ok finasteride and didn’t respond to that either. Under hair problems it says, As far as the saw palmetto, I did previously read that it had some effectiveness in treating hair loss, so I used it early on in my hair loss as well. Therefore, without me even asking for it, for some women it definitely works, which is why he had prescribed it to me.
It was gobs of hair falling after hair wash, then it was that and in the mornings, and after, my hair would fall out the entire day and worse after hair wash. Losing so much hair in the past 6 years, the band is loosely on my ponytail. It’s so hard cuz I have to take it off when sleeping a guy and he might run off, or when I go swimming. Many more came out, my hair would itch even after the wash last night and about 60 strands came out and I went to comb it and brush it, like 10 15 strands. Believe me, it’s not tight on my head. Notice that I am using saw palmetto for maybe about 3 weeks now + hair/nail vitamins, and day was bad, right after everything else. Freaked me out. Therefore, just a lifestyle change.
I guess we all have very different chemical make ups, rogaine I had some hair loss which never came back on the side I tried it.
Nioxxin to no avail. My body hair has decreased because of hormones and age. That is interesting. Great I don’t have to shave my legs anymore. This is the case. My thyroid levels are fine so it isn’twas notwas not that. Don’t want to wear a wig! Biotin and Keratin but has not stopped hair loss nor has it caused regrowth.
Biotin twice a day and that also seems to help.
Saw Palmetto. Both are available from a health food store and come in many brands. Then, these supplements are often found in the section about men’s prostate health as they work for that too. Propecia was designed for prostate health and was then found, by accident, to also bring back hair growth lost within 2 years. Let me tell you something. It works on the androgen cycle which causes male hair loss and may also cause female hair loss.
It bothers me that internally I am healthy and yet I feel that people must think I have health issues or maybe even cancer because of my thin hair. Most days all I saw was normal heads of hair and it made me feel even more alone with my problem. Most days all I saw was normal heads of hair and it made me feel even more alone with my problem. It bothers me that internally I am healthy and yet I feel that people must think I have health issues or maybe even cancer because of my thin hair.